Whether it’s a Friday night tradition or an extra special treat, pizza is one of the few foods everyone seems to agree on. But forget Pizza Hut—today’s kids are asking for deep-dish, gluten-free and even wood-fired. And lucky for us, the Emerald City keeps serving up more great spots to get our fill. We’ve broken down some of our area’s finest pizzerias, so you can spend less time browsing Yelp reviews and more time digging in. Flip through the gallery for our picks.

Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

Located conveniently smack dab in the middle of University Village, Elemental Wood Fired Pizza is the perfect post-shopping pit stop. Not only do we love how they weave science into meal time, (hello chemistry elements!) but they also offer some super creative pizzas like Curry with Chicken or Yukon Gold. Be sure to ask for pizza dough for the kids to play with while you wait. If you're in the mood for something different, try the Stromboli.

Good to Know: Stop by on Wine Down Wednesdays for killer wine specials that are ideal for a mid-week relaxation.

Locations: University Village, Columbia Center and Tacoma

Online: elementalpizza.com

photo: Blaz B. via Yelp

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— Meredith Mortensen, Sara Billups & Katie Kavulla